Brewed by Itchen Valley
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alresford, England


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Ingedients: Maris Otter and Lager malts. Saaz and Cascade hops.
A light effervescent beer with initial bitterness leading to a sweet full malty flavour, complimented by strong aromatic hop notes gathered from American speciality hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (6372) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
Cask at the Prince Arthur (JDW), Fleet. Amber with a tight cream head, some effervescence; and a grainy aroma; rather thin to start with weak fruit flavours and a grainy body, but then improving with a full body and honey and tropical fruit flavour - perhaps as it warmed; the finish has light fresh hops and some biscuit. A pleasant golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
From cask at Winchester Farmers market. Pale straw colour, slight head. Bitter but not overpoweringly so. Grapefruit and and caramel hints in aroma and flavour. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (3276) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Cask at Gilpins Bell, WSpoons, Edmonton, Nth London. Golden pour with smallish white head. Fruity, malty aroma. Fruity, pineapple, grapefruit, honey taste. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 Cask, on 4th September 2009, at the Racehorse, Carshalton, Surrey, UK. Clear, copper-coloured with a small white head of foam. Bitter with roundedness from malts tempering the citric hop. Saline mouthfeel and the drinker left wanting more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25612) - Malm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2009
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2008. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty fruity flavor with some hints of citrus. Has a sweetish malty citrus hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (7207) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2009
Cask (South Western Arms, Southampton) - Golden in colour. Grapefruit and pineapple aroma. Hoppy taste with sweet pineapple and grapefruit followed by a bitter, hoppy and fruity finish. This beer is very inconsistent (just like the brewery) and I have had this in better form but its still fairly nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2009
<i>Cask conditioned at The Bree Louise, London</i>
Deep blond color. The aroma has some malt, caramel and sugar; light hop, lightly grassy and citrusy. Light malt flavor, semi-sweet mouthfeel, with a quite good hopping, a bit grassy and floreal. Side-to-side with the Skinners Cornish Knocker its not so characteristic and original, but not bad anyway.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (15573) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 15, 2008
Cask (JDW, Harrow)
Light orange, small head. Slightly citrussy aroma. Refreshing, light malty body, soft hops. Not particularly exciting, but easily drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
Cask handpump @<a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? target=_new> The Nags Head, Reading RG1, England.
Clear light to medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, citrus notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (040508)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1294) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2008
Handpulled cask at JDW Watford. Grassy aroma. Gold/amber with lasting white head. Plenty of fruit with vanilla and melon notes. Subtle cascade hops in a dry bitter finish. Rather nice.

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